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Palacio de Cortes

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Address: Plaza Hidalgo 1 | Coyoacán, Cuernavaca 04620, Mexico
Phone Number: +52 5 5153480
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9:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Tue - Sun 9:00 am - 5:30 pm

This 16th-century fort once served as the palace and home of Hernán...

This 16th-century fort once served as the palace and home of Hernán Cortés and includes a collection of Diego Rivera murals.

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Diego Rivera Mural is a Must-see

It was a beautiful day, so I was not patient enough to appreciate the interior exhibits (tho I did catch a fascinating bit about how Mexico was HQ for the Catholic push into... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a beautiful day, so I was not patient enough to appreciate the interior exhibits (tho I did catch a fascinating bit about how Mexico was HQ for the Catholic push into Asia). However, the Diego Rivera mural is a must. Beautiful work of art, and so interesting to contemplate in today's political climate.

Thank GreenieMPLS
McAllen, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Despite being five centuries old, this old residence that belonged to Hernán Cortés --the Spanish conqueror of Mexico and Central America, has been well kept and brought up to date frequently, plus it is right in the middle of the City of Cuernavaca, which allows to enjoy the ever-spring climate that prevails there.

Thank 1108lebat
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Awesome little museum I like the fact that it was very informative, as you walk through, they take you through the different periods up to Cortez. There's a lot of beautiful artwork, tools, pots & jewelry on display through all the galleries. While we were there a school was having a field trip to the museum to learn about the... More 

Thank Ed C
Oxnard, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This man lived better than a King. He lacked nothing and this was in the 1500's. It was in the new world when this was created. Wonderful history and beautiful.

Thank john r
White House, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Very educational lots of history and artifacts. Foundation of original myan temple cand be seen in parts as all churches and federal buildings were built on top of temples as a way of erasing the myan history

Thank Robert M
Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

If you like art, especially murals, and architecture, you cannot miss the Palacio de Cortes. You will find exquisite and large murals that cover huge walls painted by the famous Mexican artist Diego Rivera. The dynamic of the figures, the colors, the expressions are magnificent. Subjects are generally social, historical and political. The history of Mexico is depicted on those... More 

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Scotland, South Dakota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

This museum has lots to see and experience. The building itself is half the attraction, as it has been well preserved and utilized. Absolutely great!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

From the remains of an ancient pyramid to the leather outfit worn by a gaucho, there's a lot of history here. Unfortunately, only half of the exhibits are explained in English, so I could only deduce what some of the stuff was. But the piece de resistance was the mural by Diego Rivera. Beautiful!

Thank Freedomtogo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 via mobile

The museum is located near the Zocalo (central place). The building itself is a piece of work (ancient palace and 1st civil building in latinamerica). The museum retraces the prehispanic history of the area (ground floor rooms) and the conquista in the first floor. Very interesting museum.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Very good Museum. The exhibits are well displayed with excellent descriptions in English. For us the highlight was the Diego Rivera murals, illustrating Mexican history, both pre and post Cortez days. This is a must visit museum, just for the Rivera murals, which are a world treasure. Nice view of the City from the upstairs.

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